Oh boy! (18 min)*

Choreography & Concept: Antonin Rioche

Dancer: Jochem Eerdekens

Sound-design: Niels Plotard

Light-design: Loes Schakenbos

 

Oh boy! is a production by Antonin Rioche and Korzo.

 

 

Finally a sign of life (28min)**

Choreography & concept: Antonin Rioche

Dancers: Jochem Eerdekens & Reiko Ohta

Sound-design: Niels Plotard

Light-design: Loes Schakenbos

Costume-design: Jan-Jan Van Essche

 

Finally a sign of life is a production by Korzo and NDT.


 

*Oh Boy! is an experience that reminds you of all the times you felt lonely. A solo choreographed by Antonin Rioche and originally performed by Benjamin Behrends. The choreography was developed during the Eastman Summer Intensive 2017 in Antwerp, where Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui offered Antonin a space to research and create his own solo choreography. Antonin made it a point to bring poetry into his work, “...by practice, observation, solitude, and through language, image, and insurrection.”

 

 

**Finally a sign of life reflects the days where the sun did not rise inside us. We did not hear the birds anymore. It was so dark that the mornings felt the same as the evenings. Even on sunny days, it was dark. Is it possible for anyone to see the sun with his own eyes? The light never came home, and everything always remained the same. We were not grounded, we were floating. Our soul had to disconnect from our body, in order to carry on. We were waiting for something to happen, or someone to fall. An open jail surrounded by a deafening silence, filled with patience. The darkness was everywhere. Inside of me, and inside of you. We were living in the dark, and the only light we had was the light inside us. It is always darkest before the dawn. We know that we can draw a map to the stars in the death of night. Dancing our hopelessness away. The light came back again. A rebirth, translating a truly intimate story. It is a journey to find the courage to embrace moments of darkness and pain. The ability to meet discomfort, in order to recognize a hidden gift underneath. An offering of celebration, awakening, and light, helping us to connect to our body and nourish our love for dance. Dancing within the duality forever, again, and again.


 

SHOWS:

 

23 July 2021

Köln Germany / TANZFACTUR

 

8 Dec 2021

Den Haag, Netherlands / KORZO